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Police should go hi-tech: High Court

Every police station should be connected with internet which would facilitate easy and speedy communication across Maharashtra.

mumbai Updated: Dec 11, 2010 02:09 IST
HT Correspondent

Every police station should be connected with internet which would facilitate easy and speedy communication across Maharashtra.

The Bombay high court, on Friday, said this while reprimanding a police officer who failed to appear in the court despite summons. A division bench of justice AM Khanwilkar and justice VM Kanade was hearing a petition alleging police inaction in a cheating case. “Every police station should be connected with email [internet]. That is the fastest mode of communication,” said justice Khanwilkar.

The court said the police should consider uploading copies of FIRs online. Sub-inspector Subhash Chaugule remained present in the court and said he could not appear for previous hearings, as he did not receive communication on time. In October, while hearing a petition filed by Mahadev Ghodake, a scrap dealer from Kolhapur, the court had summoned Chaugule. He failed to be present on November 19. Additional public prosecutor SV Gajare was unable to inform the court about the progress in the case and sought adjournment.

“We leave it to the good sense of the secretary, home department to take appropriate action against the said officer with Rajaram police station, Kolhapur.”